Hannah Canham

ADMITTED  2012    BAR  2022
CHAMBERS  Gorman Chambers 905

PHONE  9225 7999
MOBILE  0405 337 234

Hannah Canham, LLM, LLB (Hons I), BA (Hons I)


  • Administrative Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Common Law
  • Competition Law
  • Constitutional
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Criminal Law
  • Environment
  • Equal Opportunity / Discrimination
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration / Migration
  • Public Law
  • Regulatory Tribunals
  • Torts (Other Than PI)
  • Trade Practices

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Hannah has a broad practice that includes public, criminal, regulatory and commercial law.

Before coming to the Bar, Hannah was an associate to the Hon Justice Gageler AC at the High Court of Australia. She practised for five years at Victoria Legal Aid, where she was an Associate Public Defender in VLA Chambers and a Senior Lawyer in the Appeals and Strategic Litigation team. She was an associate to the Hon Justice White at the Federal Court of Australia.

Hannah has advised and appeared in appeals to the Court of Appeal and High Court, merits and judicial review proceedings and matters involving the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic). She has appeared in criminal and quasi-criminal matters in all Victorian courts.

Hannah has particular interests in torts involving public authorities, discrimination, civil penalty provisions and appeals. She has expertise to act in matters involving investigations, inquiries and public and private examinations.

Hannah holds an LLM from Columbia University, where she was named a James Kent Scholar, and an LLB with first class honours from the University of Adelaide. She received academic awards and placed first in five subjects.

Hannah is reading with Catherine Boston. Her senior mentor is Kathleen Foley SC.